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Planet B-Boy Reviews

November 18, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
November 17, 2011
Read More | Original Score: 2/5
December 17, 2008
Benson Lee's crackling 2007 video documentary follows five teams as they compete for a world title, with one amazing number after another showcasing the dancers' chorus-line precision, gymnastic athleticism, and thematic novelty.
May 30, 2008
If Benson Lee's intention with Planet B-Boy was to set the record straight on the continuing story of break dancers, then his documentary has to be counted a success. With a few caveats.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
May 30, 2008
What's fun about Benson Lee's documentary Planet B-Boy isn't just the amazingly athletic displays of B-boys he puts on screen, but the film's sense of cultural discovery.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
May 16, 2008
If I could, I would spin on my head to express how much I enjoyed Planet B-Boy.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 25, 2008
The seemingly endless performances can be a bit much, but Lee's sensitivity to the need of these dancers to say something about themselves through dazzling moves is memorable.
Read More | Original Score: 2.5/4
April 11, 2008
An exuberant study of the ways competition and collaboration can team up when it comes to the creativity of these guys.
Read More | Original Score: 3.5/4
April 4, 2008
The battles in Benson Lee's documentary Planet B-Boy are exceptional. The movie's not bad, either.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 28, 2008
The film overflows with displays of explosive dancing and does a superb job showing the form's incredible complexity and technical diversity.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 27, 2008
[Director] Lee makes a spirited and persuasive case for break dancing, not only as an art form of strength, beauty, discipline and instinct, but as a means of transcending caste and culture.
March 26, 2008
Planet B-Boy pays fitting homage to both breakers' impressive dance skills and the roots of hip-hop culture. Agile camerawork propels the narrative at a brisk pace, and crisp editing synchs rhythmically with the score's propulsive beat.
March 24, 2008
Still, from moment to moment, Planet B-Boy is fun, sometimes thrilling and packed with illuminating details and striking personalities
Full Review | Original Score: 3/5
March 21, 2008
Though he doesn't break any new documentary ground, Lee knows how to shoot his subjects. Their stories are moving, and their moves are thrilling.
Full Review | Original Score: 3/4
March 21, 2008
The break-dancing documentary Planet B-Boy proves that what might be (but probably isn't) worth five minutes of your time while you're passing through the Times Square subway station really isn't worth a 11/2-hour movie.
Full Review | Original Score: 1/4
March 20, 2008
Lee does a decent job making us care for the squads, but he does his film a better service just by pointing his camera at the breath-taking contortions of the human body.
Full Review | Original Score: C+
March 19, 2008
Often exhilarating docu charts several breakdancing crews' path to the Battle of the Year, which hosts national winners from 18 countries -- not excluding Israel, Belgium or Latvia -- in dazzling competitive displays.
March 18, 2008
Notoriety and financial reward are hard to come by in the world of b-boying, a reality illuminated by Benson Lee's documentary.